Photo: Lucius platform; Source: Petrobras

Inpex takes more interest in two Gulf of Mexico fields

Japan’s Inpex Corporation has acquired an additional interest in Lucius and Hadrian North fields located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Inpex Corporation said on Tuesday that, through its subsidiary, Inpex Americas, it has additionally acquired a portion (2.3546 per cent) of the participating interest (23.29512 per cent) in the Lucius and Hadrian North fields previously held by ExxonMobil.

This acquisition increases Inpex’s participating interest in the Lucius and Hadrian North fields from 7.75309 per cent to 10.10769 per cent.

Location Map of Lucius and Hadrian North fields in Gulf of Mexico - Inpex
Location Map of Lucius and Hadrian North fields in Gulf of Mexico; Source: Inpex

Under the operatorship of Occidental, Inpex and its project partners are jointly developing, producing and marketing crude oil and natural gas from the Lucius field located in the Gulf of Mexico’s Keathley Canyon blocks 874, 875, 918 and 919 and the Hadrian North Field located in KC blocks 918 and 919.

The Lucius field is located approximately 380 kilometres offshore the State of Louisiana, where the water is approximately 2,200 meters deep.

Production of crude oil and natural gas at the Lucius field started in January 2015.

The Hadrian North field, which lies in the vicinity of the Lucius field, was unitized with the Lucius field in 2017 and thereafter has been jointly developed with the Lucius field using the field’s production facilities.

Production of crude oil and natural gas at the Hadrian North field started in April 2019.

The crude oil and natural gas produced from the two fields are processed at a production facility positioned offshore with a daily processing capacity of approximately 80,000 barrels of crude oil and approximately 4.5 million cubic feet of natural gas, transported and shipped to an onshore facility in the State of Louisiana via subsea pipelines.

Inpex pointed out that its acquisition of an additional interest in the Lucius and Hadrian North fields contributes to the sustainable growth of oil and natural gas E&P activities, one of the business targets outlined in the company’s Vision 2040 announced in May 2018.